Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Systems Administrator was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Senior System Administrator (SysAdmin)
UK > England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 804 791 831
Rank change year-on-year -13 +40 -31
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Systems Administrator 53 82 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.056% 0.084% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.088% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 65 26
England median daily rate £450 £450 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.46% +32.94%
10th Percentile £306 £315 £337
90th Percentile £550 £560 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £419
% change year-on-year - +7.46% +32.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
England median hourly rate - £27.50 -
UK median hourly rate - £27.50 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89884 92670 98656
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.76% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 59938 60988 63819
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2667 3006 3819
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.97 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.90 £47.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Senior Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Senior Systems Administrator in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Systems Administrator in England

Senior Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Senior Systems Administrator in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Systems Administrator in England

Senior Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Systems Administrator in England over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Systems Administrator in England

Senior Systems Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Systems Administrator in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Systems Administrator in England

Senior Systems Administrator
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Systems Administrator within the England region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +5 23 £450 -5.26% 3
London -38 18 £424 -0.24% 6
South West -4 7 £475 +11.76%
North of England +57 2 £130 -69.41%
Midlands +24 2 - - 1
East Midlands -6 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 £130 -
East of England -19 1 - - 1
Senior Systems Administrator
UK

Senior Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Senior Systems Administrator contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Senior Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 27 (50.94%) Unix
2 26 (49.06%) Linux
3 21 (39.62%) Perl
3 21 (39.62%) SAN
4 20 (37.74%) Xen
5 19 (35.85%) Security Cleared
6 18 (33.96%) Windows
7 17 (32.08%) NAS
8 16 (30.19%) Mentoring
9 14 (26.42%) Bash Shell
9 14 (26.42%) Degree
9 14 (26.42%) Red Hat
10 13 (24.53%) Active Directory
10 13 (24.53%) Oracle
10 13 (24.53%) Computer Science
10 13 (24.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (24.53%) Relational Database
10 13 (24.53%) Windows Server
10 13 (24.53%) Computer Science Degree
11 12 (22.64%) Windows Server 2008
12 11 (20.75%) Windows Server 2012
13 10 (18.87%) Microsoft
13 10 (18.87%) DNS
14 9 (16.98%) VMware
14 9 (16.98%) Contingency Planning
15 8 (15.09%) Solaris
16 7 (13.21%) Disaster Recovery
16 7 (13.21%) PowerShell
16 7 (13.21%) Data Centre
17 6 (11.32%) SC Cleared

Senior Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (5.66%) Apache
2 2 (3.77%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.77%) OpenStack
2 2 (3.77%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.89%) JBoss
3 1 (1.89%) nginx
3 1 (1.89%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Infor M3
1 1 (1.89%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.43%) Office 365
2 3 (5.66%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.77%) G Suite
4 1 (1.89%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.89%) GitHub
4 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (39.62%) SAN
2 17 (32.08%) NAS
3 10 (18.87%) DNS
4 4 (7.55%) FTP
4 4 (7.55%) TCP/IP
5 3 (5.66%) Firewall
5 3 (5.66%) LDAP
6 2 (3.77%) iSCSI
6 2 (3.77%) VLAN
6 2 (3.77%) WAN
7 1 (1.89%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.89%) DHCP
7 1 (1.89%) HTTP
7 1 (1.89%) Internet
7 1 (1.89%) LAN
7 1 (1.89%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (1.89%) Skype
7 1 (1.89%) SMTP
7 1 (1.89%) tcpdump
7 1 (1.89%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (24.53%) Relational Database
2 4 (7.55%) Oracle Exadata
3 2 (3.77%) MySQL
4 1 (1.89%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.89%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.89%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.89%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Hudson
1 1 (1.89%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.89%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (1.89%) Subversion
1 1 (1.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (11.32%) Finance
2 2 (3.77%) Banking
3 1 (1.89%) Advertising
3 1 (1.89%) Marketing
3 1 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.89%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.66%) JSON
2 1 (1.89%) J2EE
2 1 (1.89%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (24.53%) Computer Science
2 7 (13.21%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.66%) Oracle Exalogic
4 1 (1.89%) Clustering
4 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.89%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 27 (50.94%) Unix
2 26 (49.06%) Linux
3 18 (33.96%) Windows
4 13 (24.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (24.53%) Windows Server
5 12 (22.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (20.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (15.09%) Solaris
8 3 (5.66%) CentOS
9 2 (3.77%) AIX
10 1 (1.89%) Windows 7
10 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (30.19%) Mentoring
2 9 (16.98%) Contingency Planning
3 7 (13.21%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (9.43%) High Availability
4 5 (9.43%) Open Source
4 5 (9.43%) Performance Analysis
5 3 (5.66%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (5.66%) Migration
6 2 (3.77%) Configuration Management
6 2 (3.77%) High-Frequency Trading
6 2 (3.77%) ITIL
6 2 (3.77%) Logistics
6 2 (3.77%) Low Latency
6 2 (3.77%) Patch Management
6 2 (3.77%) SDLC
6 2 (3.77%) Storage Virtualisation
6 2 (3.77%) Task Automation
6 2 (3.77%) Translating Business Requirements
6 2 (3.77%) Validation
7 1 (1.89%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 21 (39.62%) Perl
2 14 (26.42%) Bash Shell
3 7 (13.21%) PowerShell
4 6 (11.32%) Python
4 6 (11.32%) Ruby
5 4 (7.55%) VBScript
6 3 (5.66%) Java
6 3 (5.66%) Korn
6 3 (5.66%) SQL
7 1 (1.89%) C
7 1 (1.89%) PHP
7 1 (1.89%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.89%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (35.85%) Security Cleared
2 14 (26.42%) Degree
3 13 (24.53%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (11.32%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.77%) MCSE
5 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.89%) CISSP
6 1 (1.89%) MCITP
6 1 (1.89%) MCP
6 1 (1.89%) MCSA
6 1 (1.89%) RHCE
6 1 (1.89%) RHCSA
6 1 (1.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.66%) SLA
2 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 20 (37.74%) Xen
2 13 (24.53%) Active Directory
3 4 (7.55%) NFS
3 4 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.77%) vSphere
5 1 (1.89%) DFS Replication
5 1 (1.89%) GPFS
5 1 (1.89%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (9.43%) Ansible
1 5 (9.43%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (9.43%) Puppet
2 4 (7.55%) Control-M
2 4 (7.55%) SCCM
3 3 (5.66%) NetBackup
3 3 (5.66%) vCenter Server
4 1 (1.89%) HAProxy
4 1 (1.89%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.89%) Nagios
4 1 (1.89%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (26.42%) Red Hat
2 13 (24.53%) Oracle
3 10 (18.87%) Microsoft
4 9 (16.98%) VMware
5 4 (7.55%) Infoblox
5 4 (7.55%) McAfee
5 4 (7.55%) NetApp
5 4 (7.55%) RightFax
6 3 (5.66%) Citrix
6 3 (5.66%) IBM
6 3 (5.66%) Sun
7 2 (3.77%) Cisco
7 2 (3.77%) Google
7 2 (3.77%) HP
7 2 (3.77%) Veeam
8 1 (1.89%) 3PAR
8 1 (1.89%) Forcepoint
8 1 (1.89%) Intel
8 1 (1.89%) Siebel